Just months after giving birth to a baby girl, reality TV star and former Playboy Playmate of the Year Anna Nicole Smith was found dead in February 2007. Smith had died from an accidental prescription drug overdose, leaving behind her five-month-old daughter, Dannielynn.
Before her death, scandal and controversy had surrounded the 39-year-old. Many speculated her 1994 marriage to 89-year-old petroleum tycoon and billionaire J. Howard Marshall was motivated by money.
The identity of Dannielynn’s biological father was also a hotly debated topic in the media, with Smith’s former and current boyfriends Larry Birkhead and Howard Stern, respectively, both fighting for parental rights. When a paternity test ordered by the court confirmed it was Larry Birkhead, he took rightful custody of his daughter and has been doing his best to raise her out of the spotlight ever since.
But back in February, 10 years after Smith’s death, Birkhead invited reporters from ABC News into their home outside Louisville, Kentucky, to give them a peek into Dannielynn’s life.